We are sowing seeds for spring! Open Saturdays 10 - 5 and by appointment February 10 - 28.

We are an urban garden center fostering community and creating beauty.  


Bees is an oasis in the middle of the city where you can hear water splashing, get sage advice, and find great gifts for loved ones. Unlike large garden centers, it is a pocket-sized “tiny but mighty” way to address your gardening needs. If you have a patio, balcony or doorway in need of life and beauty, this is the place for you. Those with larger gardens can find inspiration and supplies here too.

the outside inside

Are you ready to carry the spirit of the garden into your home? More and more, we crave having the outdoors brought inside. Bees has a number of items to create that look, as well as professional interior design advice, if needed. Art, objects that remind us of the outdoors, and other items that work well with an indoor/outdoor theme await you. 

father and son watering plants

our name

Cath, Bees' Founder, has a hobby of photographing murals. Of the 250+ murals she has documented, her favorite one features individual bees on unicycles. She described this one day to a friend as she was forming the business. “I like the idea of them all on one bike with little pedals...bees on a bicycle." It had a ring to it, made them (and others) laugh, and stuck. 

Meet Cath


The company was founded by Cath Shaw who has farming roots from both sides of her family and formerly owned a DC-based landscaping business called Garden of Urban. As part of her work, she developed an inner-city science and math program introducing over 400 youth to gardening. She was certified as a Master Gardener years ago and is known for her gardens featuring both native and exotic plants. After working for a major grower and large retailer of plants then later for a retailer of home furnishings, she decided to branch out on her own. 

Cath's formal education is in interior design and architecture. This background forms the basis for the gift area at Bees where the indoor/outdoor lifestyle can be fully explored and enjoyed. 



Winter hours


We are sowing seeds for spring and open Saturday:  10 — 5 and by appointment, February 10 — 28. 

Please connect with us on Facebook or Instagram @beesonabicycle to learn about any other special hours. 




We are at the corner of 19th and Market Streets in the Chattanooga Southside in the 37408 zip code. If you search for Bees on a Bicycle on Google maps, we have our very own pin which will aid your journey. 

1909 Market Street, Chattanooga,TN 37408



A small parking lot is available on site, as well as street parking next to Bees on Emerson Street. If there is no space there drive one block down 19th and any day other than Sunday, Bees customers (only) have special permission to park at Cornerstone Church at the corner of Long and 19th streets.